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Natural Resources Specialist (Recreation) Posted Nov 05
US Forest Service , Cuba, NM
Duties listed are at the full performance level.

Conducts surveys and studies of existing dispersed and developed recreation facilities and their present use and demands. Recommends potential sites or areas for additional recreation use and planned development. Develops, plans, and monitors new construction of recreation trails, parking areas, trailhead facilities, campgrounds, picnic areas, parking areas, and access roads in consultation with other resource personnel.

Implements recreation plan objectives and inspects the full range of recreation uses, administration of special authorization for recreation events and concessionaire operations. Develops plans for potential sites or areas for additional recreation use and planned development.

Gathers relevant information and project cost for recreation facilities, maintenance, and operation. Develops source documents for managing and carrying out management plans.

Participates in the development, administration, and execution of annual work plans for recreation resources in compliance with agency guidelines and direction. Processes special use applications including on-the-ground investigations of site suitability, preparation of associated environmental assessment reports, and special use permits in final form for the supervisor's review.

Negotiates with private landowners and/or mining claimants to secure rights-of-ways deeds or easements. Develops environmental documents including impact of statements concerning proposed recreational sites, wilderness, trails, or Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) programs on other resources.

Uses INFRA, NRUM, MM, and other databases to maintain unit information in order to monitor recreation resources program activities. Communicates program information to the public regarding the agencies management practices, rules, and regulations relating to OHV areas. Works with local law enforcement agencies to ensure compliance with OHV operations with federal laws, reporting all known violations of law or regulations.

Supervision Less than 20% (GS-09 level)

Provides technical and administrative supervision to subordinate employees. Plans work to be accomplished, sets and adjusts short-term priorities and prepares schedules for completion of work. Assigns work based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.

Provides supervision and training to one career-seasonal employee and one seasonal and/or intern.

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